IPART has commenced its assessment of Liverpool Council's East Leppington Precinct Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan (EL CP).
The Council has prepared the EL CP to collect contributions from new residential development. These contributions will fund upgrades to infrastructure in the area, as well as a neighbourhood centre for retail development, to accommodate an expected increase in population of almost 3,500 people.
The Council has submitted the plan to IPART for assessment because its proposed contributions ($66,365 per residential lot) exceed $30,000 per dwelling, the cap that triggers an IPART assessment in greenfield developments.
Our assessment will consider whether the EL CP meets the criteria as set out in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Practice Note.
We will publish a Draft Report on our assessment findings and recommendations. At that time, we will welcome submissions from any interested parties.
We will provide our final assessment and recommendations to the Minister. The Minister, or his Nominee, will advise the council on any changes it needs to make prior to adopting the plan. The council will then be entitled to charge the applicable contributions rates in the EL CP.